2009-08-20

Oaks Christian opens middle school campus



The grand opening of Oaks Christian School’s new middle school campus will be Fri., Aug. 21 at 31829 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village. Guests may tour the building and its state-of-the-art facilities at 3 p.m. A dedication and ribboncutting will take place at 4:15 p.m., followed by a bridge ceremony, where the new middle school will be united with the […]

‘Take out’ complaint wasn’t justified



Regarding last week’s letter from Bill Cox titled “Check it out before taking it out,” Mr. Cox did not identify the establishments he was referring to, and only rambled on about his unhappiness with the choices he made to go for take out food, and his own foolishness for not checking his order before leaving the restaurant. How far does Mr. Cox live from […]

Job search workshop at church



Redeemer Lutheran Church will host a free job search workshop at 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 27 at the church, 667 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks.  The program will include tips on resume writing, interview techniques, Internet job boards and spiritual support. For information, call (805) 498-4813.

Dance academy hosts auditions for company



The Academy of Dance and School of Performing Arts will host auditions for the 2009-10 dance company on Tues., Sept. 1 at 5700 Corsa Ave., Ste. No. 106, Westlake Village. Auditions are open to ages 5 to 18 for the jazz, hip-hop, tap, lyrical, ballet and production companies. The company performs and competes at local and regional competitions throughout the […]

AYSO fall soccer kicks off



AYSO Region 9 will kick off its 40th opening day of youth soccer and open several additional playing fields on Sat., Sept. 12. A 30minute opening ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the northwest corner of the Conejo Creek Soccer Fields, 23 Freeway at Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will include a ceremonial kick-off for one of […]

State park closings are unwarranted



Are you aware that we are losing major parts of the open space in our area? Do you know that Malibu Creek and Topanga state parks are on the short list of state park closures? Did California made the right budget choices? Are our state priorities sensible? California will save $14 million by closing 100 out of the 279 state […]

Temple welcomes Radio Iran speaker



Temple Beth Haverim will welcome guest speaker Siamak Kalhor, a radio personality from 670 AM KIRN Radio Iran in Los Angeles, at the 7:30 pm Shabbat service Fri., Aug. 28 at the synagogue, 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. A native of Iran, Kalhor has lived in Southern California for 30 years. He is a radio personality with more than a […]

Villa Esperanza receives community support



Teachers learn from model school program



Ten teachers and administrators from the Las Virgenes Unified School District recently attended the Model Schools Conference in Atlanta, Ga. The trip was financed through the Las Virgenes Educational FoundationThe 2009 Model Schools Conference for Educators and policymakers, K-12, showcased more than 25 of America’s highest performing and rapidly improving schools that are using their resources most efficiently and effectively. […]

Wasteful spending just isn’t smart



With all the crying about budget cuts, why do I see ornate bus stops being installed around the southbound on ramp to the 101 Freeway and Las Virgenes Road? There are others being installed in that same area. I also saw a crew going around with stencils, letting us know that dumping contaminants in storm drains will eventually flow to […]


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